Jessica Fontenot is an illustrator and artist based in Austin, TX. She is curious about our everyday surroundings—architecture, highways, 18-wheelers, etc. Much of her work documents these subjects, revealing the inherent beauty of our world that we often ignore.
In 2016, Jessica began a project of drawing a building everyday. What started as a drawing exercise evolved into a deep dive into how government policies shape neighborhoods by race. This exposed the deep systemic racism in city planning, galvanizing her to explore these themes in her work. With a background in chemistry, Jessica is an analytical thinker who enriches her art with research and found data.
Prior to becoming an independent artist, Jessica worked as a designer for ad agencies and tech start-ups where she sharpened her visual problem solving skills and dexterity in client collaboration.